ACCOUNTABILITY PILLAR SURVEY
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has partnered with Alberta Education and The Learning Bar (www.thelearningbar.com) to survey students regarding their level of engagement in learning, student wellness, classroom(s) and school climate. Gathering student feedback through the survey will support our school and Division plans for continuous improvement. In addition to student feedback, we will also be seeking teacher and parent feedback from select grades.
Grade 4 students will complete Alberta Education's Accountability Pillar survey and grades 7 through 12 students will complete a longer survey, entitled OurSCHOOL|TTFM, which has the Accountability Pillar survey questions included in it. As an annual check-up on the education system, Alberta Education conducts surveys of students to gather information on the quality of education provided by Alberta school authorities and their schools. The results are provided to school authorities to inform the development of their three-year education plans, Annual Education Results Report, and to evaluate the performance on Accountability Pillar survey measures.
Throughout the month of February, students and teachers will be completing the survey online at school. Student participation is voluntary and completely anonymous. Students are assigned a random username and password to ensure survey responses aren't linked to any individual student. Students at Next Step will be surveyed between February 1 and February 26. The online survey takes about 40 minutes and will be completed within the school day during regular class time.
Parents and guardians of students in grades 4, 7, and 10 will also be receiving a survey in the mail. The surveys are anonymous and we highly encourage you to participate. The results of the survey will be provided to EIPS in May 2016, which will then be shared with our families and school communities next fall in the Division's Annual Education Results Report.
If you have any questions about the OurSCHOOL|TTFM survey, please contact Kris Reid for more information about Alberta Education's Accountability Pillar survey,or Keith Bowen, the Director of Alberta Education's System Assurance Branch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-422-4750 (or toll free at 310-0000).